Employers thrive on proactive candidates. They will remember you if you take an interest, ask questions and know about what they do.
Your lifeline to the real world starts now. Employability! No problem, I’ll get my degree and be employable, right? Not quite!
Your degree is only part of the employability equation. Are you a good communicator, do you work well in teams and feel ready to leap into the real-world of work?
Behavioural interviewing (also called situational interviewing) is a job interview focused on discovering how a candidate will act in a specific employment related situation. It focuses on experiences, behaviours, knowledge, skills and abilities that are job related. This approach is very popular in New Zealand and is based on the belief that how you responded to situations in the past will predict how you will behave in the future.
Giving back makes you feel good and it can also be fun, exciting, weird or down right nerve wracking – you really can take your pick!
AUT Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences lecturer Mahsa Mohaghegh is the inspirational founder behind She Sharp. This New Zealand group provides a networking platform to women in computer science, computer engineering, IT, and tech-related fields to connect and support each other in these male dominated fields.
Yay, the career event is over. And you think you nailed it! Well, no, not quite. After making all that effort you don’t want to lose out on future opportunities by scurrying back into your corner and not following up.
Here are 6 tips on how to keep momentum up after the fair or event is over.